Posted January 21, 2015

Terex Rolls Out New "Rental-Ready" Backhoe Loader

Configured to meet the rental market’s need for a low acquisition cost, high-performance backhoe, the Terex TLB840R backhoe loader is designed to give rental business owners a more immediate return on investment without sacrificing performance and or quality.

w2Terex-TLB840R-Backhoe-LoaderThe TLB840R backhoe loader is equipped with a 74-hp, Tier 4 final 4-cyclinder Deutz electronic fuel injection diesel engine, a 4-speed synchro shuttle transmission and a hydraulic system designed for productivity for rental customers and easy maintenance by rental company technicians and mechanics.

The TLB840R was configured specifically for the rental market, says Vice President and General Manager of Terex Construction Americas and Global Aftermarket, Gary Dennis. “With the growth forecast for the North American rental industry continuing to be encouraging well into 2017, we took the opportunity to poll our customers in the rental community to gain a better understanding of the market’s specific needs, and what we can do as Terex to help them be more competitive. Because rental rates are driven by equipment acquisition costs and utilization, we focused on a product that would be competitively priced without sacrificing quality and features our backhoe products are known for, at a price point that drives return on investment for our customers.”

Within 12 months of identifying rental market needs - "a reliable unit, that’s cost-effective to maintain, with a competitive acquisition cost, easy to operate and delivers a superior return on invested capital to the rental houses," Dennis adds -- the company is rolling out the new machine. 

With a 9,441 lbf bucket breakout force, a loader lift capacity of 7,291 lbf and bucket capacity of 1.0 cu. yd., this new Terex backhoe loader offers high-capacity production. Terex has designed this unit to give operators unrestricted visibility to the bucket edge, which is ideal in grading applications. The curved boom design and up to 13-ft 5-in loading height (with an extendable stick) of the new TLB840R backhoe loader offers operators excellent clearance to reach up and over obstacles, as well as and the ability to load closer into trucks for greater productivity.

4WD, tilt steering wheel, suspension seat and selectable pattern change pilot controls are standard. It can be ordered with either a canopy or fully enclosed cab that includes heat and A/C, as well as a choice of a standard or extendable dipperstick. All Terex TLB840R backhoe loaders are equipped with a tilting hood for easy access to all service points, including the engine, oil cooler, radiator and air cleaner.

For more information about the Terex TLB840R backhoe loader, visit  You can read PCR's article on the company's build-it-for-rental focus here